The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer
  • Veterans Day

    Today the United States observes the national and state holiday of Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.November 11 is the anniversary of the 11th hour signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. It is commemorated ...

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  • Runners Live Longer and Retain Function

    A debate in fad fitness is if you need aerobic activity to lose weight, or if weightlifting is sufficient. The larger issue is that you need to use your cardiovascular system for health.A 21 year long study from the Stanford University School of M...

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  • StuartShip - How To Start Healthy Movement Programs

    Reader Stuart Wood knew that the way to healthier communities is getting up and teaching it. He wrote me several impressive notes of using my work to fix his own injuries, then for his Boss, then requesting if he could use it formally to teach com...

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  • Studies Say Back Surgery Not Needed

    Many back pain patients who come to me say the same thing; that they have gone for several opinions and were told each time that surgery was the only answer. However back pain, even chronic pain, sciatica and disc pain, are simple to stop with qui...

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  • Fast Fitness - Quick Homemade Almond Milk and Rice Milk

    Here is Friday Fast Fitness - make your own easy, inexpensive almond milk and rice milk.Good tasting and healthier than dairy milk or soymilk. See Is Your Health Food Unhealthful?Use in place of milk in most recipes, desserts, in coffee or tea.For...

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  • Readers Count - Second Missed Cause of Back Pain With Golf

    Although twisting during the golf swing is often thought to be part of spine injury, two far more injurious movements are the most ignored.Reader Jean Christophe wrote asking about the second factor - how many times do you bend wrong, instead of b...

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  • Exercise and Cancer

    Regular physical exercise is documented to reduce risk of cancer. Exercise has also been found to increase survival in those with existing cancer, (JAMA and J Clin Oncol.) improving both number of years and quality of life.Until recently (sometime...

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  • Grand Rounds Likes Our New Achilles Tendon Stretch

    "A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood."- General George S. PattonEach week, a hard-working person does the sweat-work of collecting medical posts from wide-ranging areas like administration, research, patients, chaplains, medical, and nursing p...

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  • Health Can Occur on Weekends Too

    The post How Strong Is Your Arm? - Readers Find Out tells how true fitness does not mean doing a bunch of exercises, then returning to slouching, criticizing, smoking, harming others, and putting damaging things in your body. Fitness is making the...

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  • Swimming and Pulmonary Edema Part II

    In Monday's post on Swimming and Pulmonary Edema Part I, Katharine, an Ironman Triathlete, told of having pulmonary edema of swimming twice this year and asked if warm up or fluids were involved. US Open Water Swimming also interviewed me about pu...

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About the Author


M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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